Wed 31 August - Nearly red...
For the third evening in a row we have disruption at home time. Guys, come on... WHERE'S MY SMS??? I could've rushed and possibly made the 18:01 (assuming it ran). But no, silly me relied on the fact that there'd been no alert that the 18:12 was going to be affected. In fact, there still hasn't. But it was cancelled. Frankly we might as well not have the SMS service if we can't count on it.
The stationmaster tells me they've had some computer problems. The good old PDP-11s acting up again. Surely that cretin Bruce Hughes has some plan to replace them eventually? Or does he expect them to be part of the 20/2020 solution?
Anyway, I did the sensible thing and caught a taxi. I was probably home by the time the next jam-packed Sandringham train left Flinders Street.